Testing racehorses for "doping" or performance-enhancing drugs may be better described as a band aid, but not the cure.
H.R. 961 (the SAFE Act of 2019), pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, is designed "To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States," which can only be accomplished by outlawing the slaughter of American horses. American horses are routinely given drugs potentially harmful or lethal to… Continue reading Banned Drugs in Slaughter Horses and H.R. 961
Some people say that U.S. horse racing is downright criminal and it should be banned. Period. Others think that U.S. horse racing should be allowed to police itself and continue as is. A few – but not many – still believe it can be reformed. Many say it is way too late and let's take… Continue reading Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.
A number of noteworthy high-achieving humans plus two Thoroughbred champion racehorses Ghostzapper and Planet were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame today. Congratulations to the others, but the one I am most interested in apart of the horses (who did not attend) is Roger Attfield. I like his thinking. He… Continue reading Canadian and US horseracing Hall of Fame trainer Attfield loves horses